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Today's News

  • Local Church News | March 2, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to the Rebels and Lady Rebels basketball teams for winning their district tournaments! Adult Bible study will not meet Wednesday night this week – we will be cheering on the Rebels at the regional tournament in Henry County.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10. Come out and support our team!

  • Rebels earn fifth straight district title

    To say the Owen County Rebels have dominated the 31st District over the past five seasons would be an understatement.

    Just look at the numbers. In the last five seasons the Rebels are now 42-5 against teams from the 31st District, including a 25 game winning streak against district foes.

    Their dominance was on full display this week at the 31st District Tournament in Warsaw as they captured their fifth straight 31st District crown. Owen County claimed the title with a 66-54 win over Henry County on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd of Rebel supporters.

  • Momentum carries Lady Rebels to district title

    It seems like a distant memory now but two years ago the Lady Rebels won just a single game. On Friday night in Warsaw, the team returned to the summit of the 31st District with a 46-43 win over Gallatin County.

    “We’re back,” said a smiling Molly Gamble, holding her piece of the net she had just cut down. “We’ve had a rough couple of years so this means a lot.”

  • Pleasant Home mortsafes shrouded in mystery

    The iron cage surrounds the tombstone, and though grass and vines vie for a place beside the monument, the cage in the Pleasant Home Cemetery has steadfastly stood its ground for many years.

    The road to the cemetery still bears the name Lowdenback, in honor of the Lowdenback family who first put down roots in this small community located near Gratz.

  • Seventh week of the 2016 General Assembly marks halfway point

    The seventh week of the 2016 General Assembly marked the halfway point of the 60-day session and saw the passage of a contested education measure that would change the evaluation method of the Kentucky Academic Standards.

    Critics have characterized the current standards as bureaucratic burdens that have kept teachers from teaching. Furthermore, the standards were misaligned with student assessments.

  • Looking back | Feb. 24, 2016

    Spring showers bring high waters
    Mar. 2, 2011
    5 years ago

  • Court News | Feb. 24, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court
    Feb. 9, 2016

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to March 14.

    Larenzo Berry, 1993, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to March 14.

    Amanda J. Burke, 1986, tampering with physical evidence, failure to appear.

    Todd A. Burke, 1995, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking, sentencing set for March 22.

  • Special visitor scheduled to visit Owen library

    Luke Saunier, Fire Chief with the Kentucky Division of Forestry will present a fun presentation with lots of audience participation after school at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 3.

    Those attending will learn how the plants in the forest communicate with each other through an audience-engaging skit where children build a forest and act out the roles of trees, insects and nature.

    There will also be an informative analysis on the importance of trees and plants to Kentucky from a biological, sociological and economic perspective geared for students in grades K-8.

  • At the Library | Feb. 24, 2016

    We are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss at the library. Drop in anytime between Feb. 24-26 for rotating crafts activities, Suess style. Help us celebrate one of our most favorite children’s authors.

    We are also planning a field trip from the library to the Friendly Market in northern Kentucky for March 9. The proprietors of the businesses there will be on hand to share their knowledge of spices, fine olive oils, meats and teas with us.

  • Harrod's birthday remains a big surprise

    What an absolutely beautiful weekend.

    John Harrod finally had his birthday party. Because I got confused about the actual date of his birthday and put the “surprise party” in the paper a week too soon and blew the surprise, Tona postponed the party till this Saturday.

    John told me he had seen the column and saw a surprise party was planned, but he didn’t say anything about knowing about it and planned to be surprised when it was sprung on him.